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Greenpeace: Save the Arctic

Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil giant Gazprom is also pushing into the offshore Arctic this year. It is time to Save the Arctic.

This campaign was formally launched this morning at the Rio Earth Summit because the Arctic Circle is defined as the area of the globe which on the longest day - June 21st – experiences 24 hours of sunlight. On June 21st the sun never sets on the Arctic. Anybody in the world can add their name to the Arctic Scroll and have their name planted beneath the pole by visiting


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